Welcome to the web site of
The Rotary Club of Niwot. The menu navigation
bar above will take you to key pieces of information.
button is a link to our the really recent, current,
information and is the best place for pictures of
Members and visitors will be most interested in
the "Current Projects" and "Calendar"
links for quick access to project contacts, dates,
and information. Rotary Oktoberfest 2013 is our next big
Visitors may like to start with our
"Meetings" link that gives time,
location, and directions. For quick information on
meeting speakers and upcoming projects, visit or
mobile app page by just putting a "/m" after the
address for this page. (Or the while link is posted
above.) [Note, a new social initiative--On 5th
Thursdays of the month (4 times a year), our regular
meeting will be changed to an evening social. Check
the calendar for those special events.
We hope all will be interested in
our fundraisers and support. This is where you will
find flyers for the events like Oktoberfest, Wine
Tasting, and Peach and Citrus sales.
The "Leadership" link (and "Contact
Us" button to the right) will get you to our members
and key individuals.
If you might be interested in
our Niwot Rotary Club and to find out what we do,
come to a meeting. We have good speakers each week
and you can find out what the talk is on via the
newsletter, which is available through the Facebook
link,, or look at the Calendar on the navigation bar
at the top of the web page.
We started in January of 2008 as a
provisional club and quickly became active in a lot
local community and educational service areas. These
have become regular projects.
We chose to be a morning meeting
club, and after a bit of moving around in 2009, have
returned to the Grange on 2nd Ave. as our regular
location. We plan to again have a small breakfast
offering at meetings, and are working toward that in
a cost-conscience manner. We are keeping dues at an
absolute minimum so that our resources can be
directed toward projects and RI support. We
accomplished so much that we grew to the required
size and officially chartered with Rotary
International as The Rotary Club of Niwot,
in December of 2008.
We have been active in support of RI
and other local clubs and their activities. We
participate in annual Rotarians at Work Day each
April as a worldwide day of Rotarians performing
community service. We started our dictionaries for
the elementary school in Niwot and it is now an
annual fall event.
During 2009, we firmed up some of
our local core activities and goals and successfully
produced our first major fundraiser, Oktoberfest,
which is now a regular annual event. With the
experienced leadership of Jo Kirkenaer, we are on a
sound footing and able to grow and move forward.
In 2010, that growth included adding
a spring fundraiser. That was a Wine Tasting event
with local cheese and chocolates, as well. We have
had good support from the community, so always thank
our sponsors for their help.
In 2011-13, we had fantastically successful fund raisers (2nd Wine,
Cheese and Chocolate and 3rd Oktoberfest) and
organized and supported several community events.
Last year we repaired and repainted the caboose in
Whistle Stop Park and this year we Repainted the
decorative stencils that make it unique. We
committed to the NCAA Sculpture Park and will make
it a major activity. We added building a new
playground in Whistle Stop Park to our list of
projects. Oktoberfests in Niwot have now become our
biggest and best know fund raisers.
We currently have an exchange
student in Brazil who you can follow on our Facebook
page. We also
sends two students to the week long
Rotary Youth Leaders (RYLA) week each summer. They
return enthused and motivated to become leaders and
to perform all kinds of community service.
This year we have expanded our
support for other local Niwot non-profits and
community organizations. We now host the websites
and provide web page and internet support for:
If Rotary might be an interest for
you, join us at a meeting on a Thursday morning and
check it out.
"The best way to find yourself, is to lose
yourself in the service of others."